Baltic Sea to Berlin: MS Princess

Cycling and sailing from the Baltic coast to Berlin

An extraordinary journey from the historic Hanseatic city of Stralsund along the captivating Bodden coast, leading you to Germany's largest islands, Rügen and Usedom. Follow the Bay of Szczecin as it guides you to the magnificent Polish city of Szczecin, adorned with its grand castle. Continue your adventure through the serene and distinctive Oder landscape, passing through Schwedt, Eberswalde, and Oranienburg along the scenic Oder-Havel Canal, surrounded by expansive forests, until you reach the vibrant metropolis of Berlin.

Indulge in the joy of sitting on the sun deck, savouring the splendid views of the landscape slowly unfolding before your eyes. Immerse yourself in a plethora of fascinating insights about the country, its people, culture, and nature during delightful bike tours. Discover the unique northern German seaside resort architecture, marvel at baroque castles, admire the captivating brick Gothic structures, and encounter the diverse flora and fauna of these exceptional river landscapes.

Experience the renowned Oder Cycle Path, Germany's easternmost long-distance cycling route, which follows the border with Poland. This well-developed and extensively signposted flat path has been chosen as a model route for the German long-distance cycling network. Most of the path is paved, meandering alongside the river on peaceful country roads, leading you through historic towns, enchanting landscapes, and vast natural areas.

Details about the sailing and cycling tour from Stralsund to Berlin

From the old Hanseatic town of Stralsund, you will travel along the unique Bodden coast to Germany's largest islands, Rügen and Usedom. Via the Oderhaff, you enter the Polish Szczecin with the beautiful castle. Sail and cycle through the peaceful and unique Oder landscape to Schwedt and then via Obers-Havel-Kanal via Eberswalde and Oranienburg via vast forests to your final destination, Berlin with its extensive forests and lakes.

The highlights of the Oder Cycle Path cycling holiday at a glance

  • Usedom: With two bridges connected to the mainland, this island is the sunniest spot in all of Germany!

  • Berlin: Visit the Reischsburg and surprising museums such as the currywurst or spy museum. A city with a rich history, an artistic edge and impressive sights.

  • Stettin/Szczecin: A town with a fascinating history close to three border crossings between Poland and Germany and known for its shipping tradition and famous gingerbread. 

Worth knowing about the Bike and Barge bike tour to Berlin

What could be better than sitting on the sundeck and enjoying the beautiful view of the slowly passing landscape and discovering all kinds of exciting things about the country, the people, the culture and nature during stunning bike rides? Discover the diverse flora and fauna of these unique river landscapes, Baroque castles, Gothic cathedrals and northern German seaside resort architecture.

Approximate timings (subject to sailing conditions)

Day 1: Stralsund (Embarkation at 1600)
Day 2: Stralsund | Depart: 0930
Day 2: Lauterbach (Rugen) | Arrival:1330 | Depart: 1830 
Day 2: Peenemunde | Arrival: 2130 
Day 3: Peenemunde | Depart: 1145
Day 3: Wolgast | Arrival: 1300
Day 4: Wolgast | Depart: 0600
Day 4: Stettin | Arrival: 1600
Day 5: Stettin | Depart: 0800
Day 5: Mescherin | Arrival: 1130 | Depart: 1200 
Day 5: Schwedt | Arrival: 1600
Day 6: Schwedt | Depart: 0630
Day 6: Hohensaaten | Arrival: 1100 | Depart: 1130
Day 6: Niederfinow | Arrival: 1230 | Depart: 1330 
Day 6: Eberswalde | Arrival: 1700
Day 7: Eberswalde | Depart: 0500 
Day 7: Oranienburg | Arrival: 1030 | Depart: 1100
Day 7: Berlin | Arrival: 1500
Day 8: Berlin (Disembarkation)

Tour information
Easy
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-Guided
  • Meals included
  • Total cycling distance: approx. 165 km
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Itinerary

Individual arrival in Stralsund. Embarkation from 16:00. Perhaps you still have the time and inclination to take a walk through the old centre of Stralsund, which is located on an island. Due to the city's significant past, you will encounter extraordinary sights everywhere.

Your cycling tour takes you from Stralsund via the Rügendamm to Gustow with the famous village church. Via Poseritz, Groß Schoritz (the birthplace of Ernst Moritz Arndt) Garz and Putbus to Lauterbach in the southeast of Rügen. Your ship is waiting for you here. Tip: you should not miss the famous Circus in Putbus. Neoclassical buildings line this circular square where all the streets converge. Departure to Usedom at 6.30 pm.

ca. 48 km

Today the island of Usedom is on the program. Tip: Historical-Technical Museum in the former power station or in good weather the longer "Beach Route" over Trassenheide and Zinnowitz for a refreshing dip in the Baltic Sea. You then cycle via Karlshagen-Hafen and Zecherin to Wolgast, also known as the 'Gateway to the Island of Usedom'. The medieval old town with the town hall and St. Peter's Church is certainly worth seeing.

ca. 16-20 km

Today you will spend the whole day on board. You cross the vast Szczecin Lagoon (Oderhaff) and reach Szczecin, the green city at the mouth of the Oder and one of the largest ports on the Baltic Sea. Worth seeing is the reconstructed castle of the Pomeranian dukes in the old town. Tip: Experience Szczecin on a city tour (optional, about €9 per person).

In the morning, a boat trip from Szczecin to Mescherin. Via Gartz, you will cycle to the unique cross-border protected area "Internationalpark Unteres Odertal", through which you will pass before reaching Schwedt, your destination today.

ca. 30 km

In the morning by ship from Schwedt to Hohensaaten. Then you cycle in the direction of Niederfinow (boat lift - a visit is always possible) through small hills, open fields and forests, which together form a beautiful landscape, the last part on the Treidel cycle path along the Finow Canal, to Eberswalde. In the heart of the city, in the Finow Canal, is Germany's oldest working lock, which has been a technical monument since 1978.

ca. 32 km

In the morning a boat trip to Oranienburg. Your last bike ride today will take you from Oranienburg (worth seeing: the baroque palace with park, museum and orangery) via the well-developed bike path south through the Ruppin Lake District to Berlin.

ca. 38 km

Disembarkation until 09:00 and return journey.

Route information

This tour can be made by anyone with average fitness. You drive on mainly car-free paths, agricultural roads with little traffic and paved bicycle paths, but also on sandy fields and forest paths. The route is mostly flat, but some steeper ascents and descents must be overcome. Incidentally, they are certainly no challenge with an e-bike.

Prices and dates

Prices are per person in GBP and exclude flights

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Place of arrival: Stralsund
  Season 1
11.05.2024 | 25.05.2024 | 08.06.2024 | 22.06.2024 | 06.07.2024 | 20.07.2024 | 03.08.2024 | 17.08.2024 | 31.08.2024 |
Saturday
Stralsund - Berlin: MS Princess, Upper Deck, DE-ODSSB-08I-O
Base price
1,359.00
Stralsund - Berlin: MS Princess, Main Deck, DE-ODSSB-08I-H
Base price
1,139.00
2-person cabin (front or rear with possible engine noise) 1,009.00
Double cabin for single use 1,399.00
Season 1
May 11, 2024 | May 25, 2024 | Jun 8, 2024 | Jun 22, 2024 | Jul 6, 2024 | Jul 20, 2024 | Aug 3, 2024 | Aug 17, 2024 | Aug 31, 2024 |
Saturday
Stralsund - Berlin: MS Princess, Upper Deck, DE-ODSSB-08I-O
Base price
Stralsund - Berlin: MS Princess, Main Deck, DE-ODSSB-08I-H
Base price
2-person cabin (front or rear with possible engine noise)
Double cabin for single use
1,359.00
1,139.00
1,009.00
1,399.00
Filter
7-Speed Unisex Bike
Unisex E-Bike (Backpedal brake)
Own Bike
89.00
199.00
29.00
Prices per person in GBP

Included services and travel information

Services

Including

  • 7 nights in outside cabins on board the MS Princess in the booked cabin category
  • Full board: 7x breakfast buffet, 6x packed lunch for cycling or lunch snack, 6x coffee and tea in the afternoon, 7x 3-course evening menu
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Daily bike tour meeting
  • Travel folder 1x per room (German, with route and overview maps, detailed route description, places of interest, important telephone numbers, luggage labels)
  • GPS data available on request
  • SE-Tours tour guide

Not included

  • Bike rental
  • Excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
Arrival information
  • Airport: Berlin
  • Train: Stralsund Triebseer Damm station, approx. 4 km from the pier
  • Parking: Parking garages near the berth: See-, Hafenstraße, Hafeninsel, Parkhaus am Ozeaneum, approx. €28 for the first two days, €6 each additional day. No reservation possible
  • Return: Train journey Berlin-Stralsund approx. €25 per person, journey time approx. 3 hours without having to change trains. See  www.omio.com
General information
  • A minimum number of 70 people applies for this trip (at least 21 days before departure)
  • Embarkation takes place from 4 p.m., disembarkation after breakfast no later than 9 a.m.
  • Bicycles on board are equipped with a hand brake, freewheel or coaster brake (limited availability, please specify when booking as a non-binding preference) and bicycle bag
  • It is possible to bring your own bicycles, but due to the limited space on the sundeck you can only bring your own bicycle on request and only to a limited extent. Any damage to your bike is at your own risk
  • Daily cycling tours are individual and unaccompanied, the tour guide remains on board. It is not mandatory to cycle the route, you can also stay on board and sail to the next port
  • This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility
  • If the cycling stages and rest times allow, an excursion program is offered, this can only be booked on board and paid in cash. Depending on the composition of the participants, the excursions can be offered bilingually German-English
  • Sailing times, schedule and program changes are in principle reserved. For example, if a route cannot be completed due to low tide, high tide or bad weather, the captain reserves the right to change the route for your safety (this is not a valid reason to cancel your trip free of charge)
  • Engine and generator noises can be heard in the cabins at the front and rear of the ship.
  • We recommend wearing a bike helmet. Please bring your own bike helmet
    (no onboard selling).

Accommodation

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